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Those Who Smiled

And Eleven Other Stories

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Author: Perceval Gibbon
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,611 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 845
Added to site: 2007.12.27 19515

Those Who Smiled -- The Dago -- Wood-Ladies -- A Man Before The Mast -- The Girl -- The Breadwinner -- "Plain German" -- Alms and the Man -- The Darkened Path -- Miss Pilgrim's Progress -- The Connoisseur -- The Day of Omens

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w," he said to the men of the escort as the sergeant moved away to fetch the committal book. The sergeant turned at his words.

"Plenty of time for that," he said in his hoarse and too familiar tones. "It's me that's responsible for him, isn't it? Well, then, let them stay tied up till I've had a look at him. I know these fellows I do."

"He can't get away from here," began Jovannic impatiently; but the old sergeant lifted a vast gnarled hand and wagged it at him with a kind of elderly rebuke.

"They're getting away in dozens every day," he rumbled. He put his hands on the silent man and turned him where he stood to face the light. "Yes," he said; "you've been knocking him about, too!"

The man had spoken no word; he showed now to the flush of the evening a face young and strongly molded, from which all passion, all force, seemed to have been drawn in and absorbed. It was calm as the face of a sleeper is calm; only the mark of Captain Hahn's blow, the great swollen bruise on the brow,



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